Saturday, July 19, 2014

1896 Lots of Smiles! What's "CHUFUS"?

This page from the 1896 catalog has more smiles than any other illustration I have seen!
It is absolutely fascinating to  look at this romanticized county fair.  
What's "CHUFUS", or "CHUPUS"?  The little kid seems to like it.




Actually it isn't too far off from what we have here in my town. Our  agricultural fairs in Connecticut are town fairs where the surrounding towns people will participate as well.  It works great that way as  you get to show off your stuff many more times! Woodstock has the oldest, or one of the oldest depending on who you listen to.